ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events
March 12, 2018 -- By using PET/CT to measure the level of calcium in the coronary arteries during stress tests, clinicians can better predict which patients are at high risk of heart disease, according to a study presented on Monday at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions
March 9, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - A start-up firm making the rounds at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting aims to create a marketplace for teleradiology services that will match academic radiologists directly with healthcare providers -- and even patients -- who need their image interpretation skills.  Discuss
Contrast US more accurately types pancreatic lesions
March 9, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is more accurate than conventional ultrasound for distinguishing between focal pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening
March 9, 2018 -- By suppressing vessels from lung cancer screening CT scans, a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm helped radiologists improve their ability to spot nodules as well as reduce their interpretation times, according to an article published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 9, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented last week at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 3
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - What's the best way to measure the progress of hospitals in adopting digital imaging technologies? Kim Garriott of Logicalis explains the new Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) from HIMSS Analytics in this Facebook Live video from day 3 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
Ingested foreign bodies present imaging challenges
March 8, 2018 -- X-ray scans helped surgeons confirm the presence of an ingested fidget spinner toy in a patient and remove the metal parts via endoscopy, but they could not visualize plastic portions of it, according to a report published online February 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 2
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - Our coverage continues of this week's annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting. In a Facebook Live video from day 2 of the conference, we talk to Steve Holloway from market research firm Signify Research about enterprise imaging and how radiology is fitting into the wider world of enterprise IT.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 58: Bedside manner
March 8, 2018 -- If radiologists need to be more patient-facing, Ruchi could probably use some additional training to improve her bedside manner in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
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